NEW YORK (Oct. 30)
American Reform Judaism Week in New York City in honor of the 85th anniversary of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and of Reform Judaism in America as an organized religious movement was proclaimed today by Mayor Robert F. Wagner in ceremonies at City Hall.
Mayor Wagner designated the week beginning Sunday for observance of the anniversary and extended personal congratulations to a delegation of nationally prominent Reform Jewish leaders headed by A. B. Polinsky of Bethesda, Md., general chairman of the Combined Campaign for American Reform Judaism. The Campaign is the Reform Jewish Community’s central agency for support of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the oldest national institutions of Judaism in the western hemisphere.